Child Care Centres

The information provided here relates to the long day care centres on or near the University of Sydney’s Camperdown/Darlington and Cumberland campuses. If you are studying with the Conservatorium of Music or Faculty of Law and would like information about child care centres located in the Sydney CBD check the City of Sydney Child Care Services Directory . If you would like information about child care services near other campuses or your place of residence phone the Child Care Access Hotline on 1800 670 305.

The child care centres located on or near the Camperdown/ Darlington and Cumberland campuses are managed by qualified staff and subject to Quality Assurance accreditation as required by the Australian government. Each centre provides programs which are developmentally appropriate and responsive to the needs of the individual child. The centres are open to students and staff of the University as well as members of the general community.

Please note, the centres listed below are long day care centres and therefore do not provide occasional care. If you are seeking occasional care, please access the Occasional Care page.

There are four child care centres on or near the Camperdown/Darlington campus and one centre located at the Cumberland campus:

Boundary Lane Children's Centre

Boundary Lane is located in Darlington, near the Wentworth Building on main campus. Its philosophy is to provide, develop, resource and manage a high quality child care service that fulfills the needs of the community and is accessible and affordable. We provide a happy, caring, stimulating, secure and free from bias environment for all children.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
No. of Children per day: 56 (0-5 years)
Weeks open: 49

Fees:
Child 0-2 years: $95.00 day
Child 2-3 years: $90.00 day
Child 3-5 years: $85.00 day

To apply for a place, please fill out the Boundary Lane Waiting List Form and then send directly to the centre by mail. Please note there is a non-refundable $10 application fee that needs to be paid when submitting a waiting list application form. Please contact the centre directly for further information.

Contact Information:

Sene Gide (Director)
Ph: (02) 9351 0134
Address: Boundary Lane Children's Centre, 128-146 Burren Street, Newtown NSW 2042
Website: http://www.sydney.edu.au/boundary_lane/

Sydney University Union Child Care Centres

Union Child Care Centre

This centre is located in Darlington, next to the Noel Martin sports centre. The centre's primary aim is to create an environment which is caring and family-like, striving to nurture and stimulate children through play experiences, based on the children's individual strengths and interests. We believe the environment should cater for individual exploration and social interaction within a supportive and inclusive environment for all involved. The Centre is proudly managed by KU Children's Services.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
No. of Children per day: 41 (0-5 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees for students with an Access Card:
Child 0-2 yrs - $109.25 / day. Child 3-5 yrs - $105.75 /day
(Please note that Access Card Discount is only available to students)

Fees for non-holders of an Access Card and community members:
Child 0-2 yrs - $113.75 / day. Child 3-5 yrs - $108.25 / day

To apply for a place, please fill out the Waiting List Form, and send directly to the centre. Please note there is a non-refundable $10 application fee that needs to be paid when submitting a waiting list application form. Please contact the centre directly for further information.

Contact Information:

Waiting list enquiries: Jenny Lopez (email: ku.union@ku.com.au)

Kristina Krajisnik (Director)
Ph: (02) 9351 7878 Fax: (02) 9351 7879
Address: The Union Child Care Centre, 72 Lander St, Darlington NSW 2006
Email : ku.union@ku.com.au
Website: www.ku.com.au/ku.union


Carillon Avenue Child Care Centre

Carillon Avenue Child Care Centre is located in Newtown, opposite to main campus. The centre's primary aim is to create a home-like atmosphere through a loving, stable, secure and responsive environment in which each child can grow and develop to their fullest potential. Each child is seen as an individual with his/her own interests, strengths and needs in life. The Centre is proudly managed by KU Children's Services.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am-6pm
No. of Children per day: 41 (0-5 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees for students with an Access Card:
Child 0-2 yrs - $109.25 day
Child 3-5 yrs - $105.75 /day
(Please note that Access Card Discount is only available to students)

Fees for non-holders of an Access Card and community members:
Child 0-2 yrs - $113.75 day
Child 3-5 yrs - $108.25 day

To apply for a place, please fill out the Waiting List Form, and send directly to the centre. Please note there is a non-refundable $10 application fee that needs to be paid when submitting a waiting list application form. Please contact the centre directly for further information.

Contact Information:

Waiting list enquiries: ku.union@ku.com.au

Kellie Andrews (Director)
Ph: (02) 9557 2344 Fax: (02) 9557 6306
Address: Carillon Avenue Child Care Centre, Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
Email : ku.carillon@ku.com.au
Website: http://www.ku.com.au/ku.carillonavenue

Other Child Care Centres on Main Campus

Laurel Tree House

Laurel Tree House is located in Glebe, right opposite the main campus. The staff and community of Laurel Tree House are committed to providing a caring, educational and nurturing environment which will meet the diverse educational and developmental needs of all children. We strive to enhance children's strengths and abilities to learn and assist the families to support their child's wellbeing and development. The Centre is proudly managed by KU Children's Services.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
No. of Children per day: 40 (0-6 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees:
Child 0-3 yrs - $113.00 day
Child 3-5 yrs - $107.50 day

To apply for a place, please fill out the Waiting List Form, and send directly to the centre. Please note there is a non-refundable $10 application fee that needs to be paid when submitting a waiting list application form. Please contact the centre directly for further information.

Contact Information:

Waiting list enquiries: ku.laureltreehouse@ku.com.au

Laura Yench (Director)
Ph: (02) 9660 8857 Fax: (02) 9660 8826
Address: Laurel Tree House, 61 Arundel St, Glebe NSW 2037
Email : ku.laureltreehouse@ku.com.au
Website: http://www.ku.com.au/ku.laureltreehouse

SDN Ngallia Children's Education & Care Centre

Ngallia Children's Education & Care Care Centre is located at Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe. At SDN Ngallia "We believe we live in an inter-dependant world, where we all belong and are enriched by each other’s contribution. We believe that potential and possibilities are realised when everyone offers and experiences care, connection and challenge."

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-6:00pm
No. of places: 48 (0-5 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees:
Child 0-3 years: $95.00 day
Child 3-5 years: $87 day

To apply for a place, please fill out the Ngallia Waiting List Form and then send directly to the centre by mail. Please note there is no application fee that needs to be paid when submitting a waiting list application form. Please contact the centre directly for further information.

Contact Information:

Simita Shukla (Director)
Ph: (02) 9749 7575
Email: Ngallia@sdn.org.au
Address: SDN Ngallia Children's Education & Care Centre,
University of Sydney Cumberland Campus,
Gate 1 East St,
Lidcombe NSW 2141
Website: http://www.sdn.org.au